Childers Palace Memorial & Art Gallery

Gallery in Childers

Fifteen backpackers died here in 2000, when the hostel that once operated here was consumed by a deliberately-lit fire. Tragically, the two-storey balconied Palace Hotel was erected in 1903, when the 1890 original was destroyed in an earlier fire. Drop in to see a moving memorial wall commemorating the fifteen victims, plus rotating exhibitions of art.